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  1. Clemson_tennis

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    same indoor facility as the Weller one?
     
  2. Rattler

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    Yes it is the Weller facility
     
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    I think Clemson_Tennis is on to something. I've never seen SHO play, but his results are top notch. Ive seen Rubin play several times this year, and his one drawback is his lack of ability to really hurt someone. He is very consistent, has a good slider serve, and can redirect well, but flattening out the ball and hitting someone off the court seems to be what is holding him back as far as beating the top, top guys. I was really impressed watching him beat Tahir at Duke, but in the match he lost to Andrew Harris and the match he won vs. Okie St, he struggled. That being said, I'll be surprised if it isn't a very close match, both his, and the team match. I wish there was video.
     
  4. Clemson_tennis

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    And sadly it's indoor so I won't be able to take any good video of the match either
     
  5. TopDawg

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    No live scoring for the match per Texas twitter - pathetic, absolutely pathetic.
     
  6. Clemson_tennis

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    Jesus! Well it's on me then. I just parked
     
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    unreal...they had live stats when UNC played there last week. Clemson, thanks in advance for any updates you can provide - lineups, scores, etc.
     
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    Noah Rubin not playing
     
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    That's a shame. Was looking forward to his match today. Any idea why he's not playing?
     
  11. chris-swede

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    With Rubin wake really could win today
     
  12. Clemson_tennis

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    I don't think I see Rubin anywhere in the building
     
  13. chris-swede

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    Interesting Rubin not there. Some cause of concern?
     
  14. Clemson_tennis

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    I was wrong. Rubin is here. He's got a cast on his left wrist
     
  15. chris-swede

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    Okay so no cause for concern but injury. .hmm that could be more serious?
     
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    Texas gets momentum now
     
  17. Clemson_tennis

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    Goldhoff losing the 2nd cost them a lot of that momentum
     
  18. chris-swede

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    Five 3rd sets and game tied 1-1 ?
     
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    Crazy scoring. ..
     
  20. Clemson_tennis

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    3-1 Texas now.

    The umpire i correctly had Kan up in the 3rd but it was Naumann who was up
     
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    Not your fault. Still great work from u. Thx for that!!!
     
  22. chris-swede

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    Very good match. Could ve been a round with Rubin
     
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    @Clemson Tennis...I assume that was you in the Clemson gear? Kinda stood out.

    That was my first visit to that indoor facility...not that impressed, not for a dual match setting...viewing wasn't all that great (prefer the indoor facility at Tulsa over this place....UT has more than enough money for the same type of facility)
    Couldn't hear any of the chair umpires calling the score at all.

    Not all that impressed with the Texas Team either...Although SHO had a good win over Bogerts....saw quite a few "College" (blatant hooks) line calls on a couple of courts....that always bothers me....as rampant as it is.

    Any idea what why they didn't use the Clinch in singles?
     
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    The Texas recap said they played 10 point supertiebreaks at 3 and 4 which couldn't they couldn't have since they were already deep in the 3rd set when the matched was clinched, right Clemson?

    They also screwed up the doubles scores. Damn recaps
     
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    Yeah that stuff is jacked up....
     
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    We need bleachers in the middle and electronic scoreboards on each court. Too hard to know what is going on and rely on hearing the officials. I thought the team was just ok today. In the end they got it done.
     
  27. atatu

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    They played regular tiebreaks at 3 and 4, they played them early, at least at #4, I think it was 4-4 in the third set when the Wake coach said they had to play a breaker because they had a flight to catch. I know the UT guy would have rather played out the match but oh well.
     
  28. Clemson_tennis

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    Yes that was me. Were you identifiable?

    I agree about the chair umpires. Couldn't hear them, and some Didn't update the score quick enough, the ump on court 5 had it backwards all match.

    I don't like the facility. Bad viewing, it's a 35 minute drive from west campus, the scorecards aren't great or that visible. I won't go back there this year if another match is rained out.
     
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    Interesting. Considering the match was originally slated for 1, wake shouldn't have had any issue with their flight scheduling.
     
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    Yeah, I think he just wanted to get out of there, it was kind of unfortunate for Goldhoff because he had just come back from a break in the third and had some momentum. There was lots of chest thumping in that match, I wonder if GG and Tabrizi knew each other from California and their junior days.
     
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    Other than the guy with a longhorn hat on...not really.

    The Ump on 5's scoring device was also different than the other five devices...his background color for the home (Texas) was different from the other five devices.

    From what I saw the coaches were doing a better job of flipping the score.
    Really is a shame about the facility, as an alum I am embaressed by it...it also doesn't make me too hopeful about the design of the new outdoor facility...time will tell, I haven't seen any drawings of it, so I guess I'll be surprised.
     
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    Well it's better than nothing....hard to believe that Texas hasn't had an indoor facility all these years ! Did you know that back in the day when Mac came to face UT they had the matches in the Erwin Center ? Tennis was that big.
     
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    Does anyone know what's going on with the Women's Texas team? There was one dual match this weekend they could only play 4 players. It ain't looking too good for them right now
     
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    hmm
    they ve 9 players on roster (sister of Ben Wagland?)
    actually they played 5 singles and 2 doubles , also their #4 had to retire after one set.
    They played only with 4 last weekend at Michigan. Thats right.
    they played whole season with 6 players...so i do not see whats going on there, but to ve 5 injured players at same time...i feel it is more like personal reasons or school-reasons?
     
  35. Clemson_tennis

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    The Danish Davis cup captain should have chosen Soren to play vs Russia. He has upside. As opposed to career do-nothings Pederson and Nielson
     
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    :evil: never say on this Nielsen he is a Wimbledon champion. Which college Player ever did this?
    Pedersen u are more right. Maybe should ve tried Soh
     
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    Can someone give me a quick rundown on the current UT team?
     
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    They're a good team. Vik is a fan but can be a little negative on them. He wants a championship every year in every UT sport.
     
  39. Vicious Vik

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    The team is still not at the level I would like, however I will say they are a good team and could win the Big 12 because I do not believe in Baylor or the Scooters.
     
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    Could I maybe get a brief description of each player's game, or the top players on the squad? I'd like to get out and watch them in the upcoming weeks but I'd like to know a bit beforehand so I know what to look for.
     
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    The strength of the team is at the top of the lineup. Soren is a steady baseliner who moves really well. Good forehand and is mentally steady. Lloyd Glasspool and Berkowicz are very tough. Glasspool has a big game and Berkowicz is very steady with a good backhand. The bottom is talented but can still improve along with the doubles. Vicious aren't you the one that said Soren should play at Texas tech and wasn't good enough to play at Texas?
     
  42. Clemson_tennis

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    Hess-Olesen - His game is all about control. He controls points and his opponent like a puppeteer. He does not shock you with a huge shot or blinding speed but he hits a lot of winners based on re-direction and choosing his spots just right. Very mentally solid.

    Glasspool - One of the best servers in the college game. Top 5 in the nation in serve placement, perhaps #1. He builds his game around that aspect. His forehand looks clunky and mechanical but it is effective and it is very flat. He usually tries a stroke first game on his service games. Not great at defense.

    Berkowicz - Sporadic ball striker who plays offense first tennis. His movement and strokes are very awkward looking and it often looks like he is losing his balance. But he hits a lot of winners with his flat groundstrokes and he tends to take the ball fairly early, trying to stay on the offensive side of the point.

    Goldhoff - Aesthetically pleasing player to watch, smooth movement and good looking strokes. Lots of racquet head speed on the forehand side and his strokes sound powerful coming off the racquet. Tries to play aggressively a lot and often overhits which creates a lot of errors. That is what tends to set him back.

    Naumann - Baseliner who has a better backhand than forehand. Can hit a nice backhand from inside the court in "no-mans land".

    Mee - Haven't seen enough of his play yet to speak on his style.
     
  43. Clemson_tennis

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    I'll be at Texas vs Illinois Saturday. Weather looks great do finally an outdoor match. Hopefully the Caswell layout will allow good video taking.
     
  44. chris-swede

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    Why Texas schedule msu??
     
  45. Clemson_tennis

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    Clement Homs playing again at 6.
     
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    Live stats not showing right line up for texas - Glasspool not playing
     
  47. Clemson_tennis

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    Who's playing instead then? Is Naumann playing? Someone else at 6?
     
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    Naumann not playing, Berkowicz at 2. Not sure about the rest of the order
     
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    I'm sure they would like to have him in the squad but imagine his commitments to Texas prevented the possibility.

    And referring to a guy who has a Wimbledon trophy in his locker room as a 'career do nothing'- come on man!
     
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    he was in their squad on Daviscup? He was nominated for it (i only do not know if he really was there..or declinded to fly to Sibiria?)

    Yeah Fredde Nielsen is wimbledonchampion !:):)
     

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